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ED attendances increased to 24.8 million in 2018-19 Picture: iStock

Emergency department attendance is twice as high in most deprived areas

People in bottom 10% of poorest areas account for over half of emergency admissions

Scottish parliament building

RCN demands action on bullying in Scottish health service

Parliamentary debate on the issue sparks call for culture change

Waiting room at NHS health centre in London. Picture: Alamy

Front-line NHS staff brace themselves for winter crisis period

Data show emergency department and cancer treatment waiting times are going up

NMC report on whistleblowing

NMC receives 34 whistleblowing disclosures in 2018/19

Report reveals how the nurse regulator dealt with whistleblowers' concerns

Irish nurses picketing outside Cork University Hospital

Irish nurses will be ‘prime targets’ for UK recruiters post-Brexit, union says

Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation warns government to improve working conditions

Florence Nightingale Museum director David Green, left, with Emma Hixson, a performer, in the museum's new family corner

Nightingale Museum’s new exhibit aims to inspire next generation of nurses

Interactive family corner asks young visitors ‘could you become a Nightingale Nurse?’

Evidence and Practice

Ankle sprain

A comparison of two interventions in the treatment of severe ankle sprains and lateral...

Aim Stable ankle injuries are highly prevalent in the UK. Prevention of complications and...

Stress

Awareness of secondary traumatic stress in emergency nursing

Nurses should take the necessary steps to safeguard against secondary traumatic stress

Sepsis: an overview of the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and pathophysiology

Sepsis: an overview of the signs, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and pathophysiology

Sepsis is a medical emergency that should always be considered in acutely unwell patients

Time is Precious: person-centred end of life care in an emergency department. A quality improvement project

Time is precious: person-centred end of life care in an emergency department

A quality improvement project undertaken in one ED at a major tertiary referral hospital

Reducing attendance at trauma clinics by providing first-point-of-contact treatment

Reducing attendance at trauma clinics by providing first-point-of-contact treatment

Implementing trauma pathways in two of Oxfordshire’s community minor injury units

Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid

Full-thickness burns due to contact with gastric acid

This article highlights the potential harm caused by gastric acid

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Sepsis

Sepsis: what you need to know

Around 44,000 people a year die from the 'silent killer'. What can nurses do?...

Image shows emergency nurse training students to treat young people affected by knife wounds

Nurse leads project to help young people at risk of knife crime

ED sister is behind a project to teach life-saving skills to young people at risk of violence

Preparing staff for the sudden death of a child in the emergency department

A study day and guidance have given staff the skills to cope with sudden child death

ED nursing team makes end of life care a priority

How one trust created a pathway to enable people to die at home

Tara Matare

The leadership strategy that changed the way others – and my team – saw our department

RCN Nurse of the Year 2019 led the transformation from ‘just outpatients’ to outstanding

Taurai Matare RCN Nurse of the Year 2019

Rapid triage: award-winning action plan slashes four-hour target breaches

How an emergency nurse practitioner team transformed an under-pressure eye casualty service

Opinion

Illustration shows three figures, the middle one standing on a mountain peak. The year of the nurse in 2020 gives the profession a chance to spotlight its achievements and have an impact on healthcare worldwide

2020’s year of the nurse and midwife offers golden opportunity to profession

The year of the nurse and midwife gives the profession a chance to spotlight its achievements

Picture shows a scene from a video featuring a song called Check Me for Sepsis, performed by the Purple All Stars, a group of people with learning disabilities who use the creative arts to convey health promotion messages.

What nurses should do when assessing sepsis risk in people with learning disabilities

Emergency nurses need to recognise the triggers for sepsis in deteriorating patients

Compassion in care

The highs and lows of being a patient with an eating disorder in emergency care

Service user James Downs on how compassionate nurses made him feel worthy of being cared for

Students

Leading on a cardiac arrest made me confident in giving CPR

Aiding a woman after a heart attack made a student more confident in handling emergencies

On the front line with a paramedic

A day spent shadowing a paramedic showed the complex range of skills this role requires, and...

Careers

Picture of Emily Jones, a paediatric emergency unit sister at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. She loves the variety of her job and says all experiences at work, good and bad, will make you a better emergency nurse.

Paediatric emergency unit sister

Emily Jones says all experiences at work, good and bad, will make you a better nurse

April McKay

Emergency nurse appointed to medical college committee

April McKay on why emergency nursing inspires her so much

'Saving lives isn't just about resuscitation'

Consultant nurse Sarah Charters says mental health is one of EDs' biggest challenges...

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